Arlington, VA - The Arlington Chamber of Commerce celebrated the 27th Annual Arlington's Best Business Awards on Tuesday, May 21 at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel by honoring the year's most illustrious and accomplished businesses. The event honored successful businesses who have also made significant contributions to the Arlington community, as well as recognized three new inductees into the Arlington Business Hall of Fame.
2013 Arlington Best Business Award winners, along with the Doing Good Award recipient and Hall of Fame inductees.
"Arlington has more commercial office space than downtown Atlanta, downtown Dallas, and Miami," said Scott McGeary while introducing Arlington Business Hall of Fame inductee Joe Wholey. David DeCamp, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and 2013 Chamber Chair, later commented, "the growth of commercial space in Arlington attests to the strength of the business community, including the vital role of all the winners of the Best Business Awards."
The prestigious Best Business Awards were presented to those businesses that consistently provide outstanding quality of service and products, achieve significant growth or stability over the lifetime of their business and display an interest and concern for the success of the Arlington community. This year's winners include:
AHC Inc. - 2013 Nonprofit Small Business of the Year
BbG Fitness - 2013 Home-Based Business of the Year
Dante Consulting - 2013 Business of the Year
House of Steep - 2013 Retail Small Business of the Year
InfoLock Technologies - 2013 Technology Small Business of the Year
John Marshall Bank - 2013 Business of the Year
Minuteman Press Crystal City - 2013 Service Small Business of the Year
Also presented at the event was the Doing Good Award. Made possible by the Phillip M. Keating Fund for the Future, this award honors a company who is "doing good while doing well," meaning a prosperous business who constantly makes it a priority to give back to the community. The Doing Good Award was awarded to The Shooshan Company, accepted by Kevin Shooshan. They will receive a $500 award to present on their behalf to the local nonprofit organization of their choice.
(L-R) 2013 Arlington Business Hall of Fame inductees Morty Zetlin, Joe Wholey, and the late Dr. Ken Haggerty, represented by his son Brian.
Following the presentation of the awards, the Chamber inducted three new members into the Arlington Business Hall of Fame. The Arlington Business Hall of Fame honors men and women with a connection to Arlington County who have demonstrated a long record of successful management, expertise and business skills, along with notable achievements and exceptional civic and community involvement.
This year's inductees include the late Dr. Kenneth "Ken" Haggerty (honored posthumously), Joseph "Joe" Wholey, and Morton "Morty" Zetlin. They join the previous inductees Joel Broyhill, Fred Burroughs, Elizabeth Campbell, Preston Caruthers, David Guernsey, Henry "Hank" Lampe, Dr. Jack P. London, Herbert Morgan, Neal Nichols, and Robert "Bob" Peck.
Now in its 89th year of service to the Arlington business community, the Arlington Chamber of Commerce is pleased to recognize these businesses and individuals.
Special thanks to this year's Grand Sponsor Comcast and our other sponsors for making this event possible.